Food & Drink

RIP: 31 shuttered Boston bars and restaurants that we'll miss

2014 gave Boston some delicious restaurants and amazing bars. But, it also took some away.  So goes the circle of bar and restaurant life. It’s been real...

Charlie’s Sandwich Shoppe

South End
Well, you can always revisit the icon (which had an 87-year run) in the movie Ted. Or when it (hopefully?!) reopens in 2015.

Hamersley’s Bistro

South End
This kitchen launched many a Boston chef’s career during its nearly 30-year run, and also turned out some iconic roast chicken.


Harvard Square
After 12 years of placating Harvard kids’ collective sweet tooth, Finale had its... Finale, earlier this year, though the Park Plaza location remains open.

Daisy Buchanan’s

Back Bay
Nothing will ever quite replace the Newbury St institution "where anything can happen". Note: "anything" typically meant running into a famous athlete, making terrible life choices, or possibly both.


North End
Sometimes, not even the brilliant guidance of Gordon Ramsay is enough.


Central Square
So long, Monday night tapas. Central Square lost a fine rendezvous (!) point, but gained a replacement this fall in Viale.

Watch City Brewing Company

One of the area’s original brew pubs. Luckily Boston has many more of them than it did in the ‘90s.

Cactus Club

Back Bay
When work was done and you needed some perfectly... acceptable Tex-Mex and a margarita, they were happy to oblige.

Kickass Cupcakes

Multiple locations
Indeed, all over America, 2014 was the year the cupcake died. But they WERE some pretty kickass cupcakes.

Garden at the Cellar

Central Square
Oh, Butter-Poached Lobster and Housemade Tots 2.0... how we'll miss thee! Good thing we can still visit Chef Will Gilson at his Inman Square stronghold Puritan & Co.

The Wine Cellar

Back Bay
Shed a cheesy tear as Boston looks elsewhere for its fondue fix.


Audubon Circle
Barrio Cantina
Blue Inc
Cafe Kafofo
Cancun Taqueria
Centre Street Cafe
The Creperie on Newbury
The Dubliner Pub
India Samraat
La Verdad
Leo’s Place
Shanghai Social Club
Singabella Cafe
Tamarind House
Third EyeVinh Sun

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